Imagine that moments before the photo above (courtesy of The New York Times) an exchange happened between the newly crowned Francis I and those cardinals accompanying him.
Popa, what is wrong?
While taking my first communion, I must of spilled! The wineblood of our savior is on my holy robes!
Where is it? I can’t see it.
It is quite small, but I cannot go out looking as such! I must symbolize the strength of our church and of our Lord. Can either of you do anything about this?
Ah Ha! I have a Tide Pen to assist you, your holiness!
(As CARDINAL ONE leans down to help the pontiff, FRANCIS speaks)
The face of the lord truly looks to us on this Italian evening!
Moments afterward, Francis would walk through those curtains onto a new life representing the Catholic Church. Thanks Tide!